Drinking and driving is a fearsome idea to everyone, but too many Alabama residents have been the victims of a drinking and driving idea, turning the loathsome idea into a disturbing reality.
DUI accidents turn lives upside down in an instant, requiring an Alabama accident attorney to fight to restore and repair the lives of victims.
While drinking and driving is illegal to varying extents in all 50 states, there are specific laws which are applicable to the state of Alabama's DUI laws. Here, blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeding 0.08% for drivers over the age of 21 will constitute a DUI, whereas minors can be charged with a DUI if their BAC is 0.02%. Drivers found to be driving under the influence will face stiff legal consequences in the state of Alabama, but their legal improprieties will also allow you to recover damages for your injuries.
In the event that the DUI driver does not have the money to pay the damages you deserve, know that all hope is not lost. You may be able to file third-party charges against a liquor store owner or bar that provided the alcohol if they served alcohol to the intoxicated individual who would be an endangerment to others.
Litigating to receive punitive and compensatory damages requires a skilled attorney to represent your DUI accident claim.
Noel B. Leonard has accrued years of experience representing clients in need of justice, whether they were victims of the DUI accident or surviving family members.
If you have been injured by a negligent DUI driver in the city of Foley or Baldwin, Mobile or Escambia Counties, know that Noel B. Leonard will help you receive the legal compensation you deserve for the harms and injuries suffered.